Steam, Coyotes net pair of wins

Coyotes and Steam have winning weekends in KIJHL action

A winning weekend has the Summerland Steam at 9-8-0 in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Okanagan Division.

On Sunday, the Steam edged the Nelson Leafs 2-1 at the Summerland Arena.

Wyatt Gale netted the winner at 9:48 of the third period, giving the Steam a 2-0 lead. Cody Egilson opened the scoring at 17:25 in the first period. Nelson’s Samuel Weber ended Jacob Mullen’s shutout bid with 6:16 remaining in regulation time.

The Summerland Steam closed out October with a 4-0 win in Princeton over the Posse.

Braden Eliuk netted the winner 7:17 into the game on a setup by Paulsen Lautard and Jack Mills. With less then six minutes remaining, Wyatt Gale gave the Steam a 2-0 lead on the power-play, with assists to Riley Pettitt and Jarrett Malchow.

In the second period, Matthew Sokol and Lautard added to the Steam’s offence. Matthew Huber made 25 saves for the shutout.

On Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. the Steam host the Kelowna Chiefs and Castlegar Rebels, respectively, at the Summerland Arena.

Coyotes feast on Knights

A pair of wins improved the Osoyoos Coyotes to 12-4-0-1 in the Okanagan Division, putting them five points ahead of the Kelowna Chiefs.

The Osoyoos Coyotes opened the weekend with a 6-4 win in Spokane over the Braves at Eagles Ice-A-Rena on Oct. 30. Bobby LaRue buried the winning goal on the power-play at 1:35 of the third period. Also scoring for the Coyotes were Ryan Morrell, Colton Rhodes, Braeden Tuck and Rainer Glimpel with two goals. He added an assist, while Austin Cleaver and Carter Shannon collected two assists. Adam Jones was pulled after 40 minutes when he allowed four goals on 20 shots.  Brett Soles stopped all four shots he faced in the third period.

The Coyotes returned home for a tilt with the North Okanagan Knights on Nov. 1 The Coyotes cruised to a 6-1 victory at the Osoyoos Sun Bowl. Shannon’s short handed tally in the second period was the winner. He potted three on the night, while Jackson Glimpel scored twice and Colin Bell rounded out the offence. Mackenzie Wiens and Judd Repole each had two assists.